Submitted by one2escape 543d ago | opinion piece

Gaikai is the game stealer for Ps4

The PlayStation 4 announcement from Sony brought us more games than I thought but for me Gaikai is the game stealer for PlayStation 4. When Dave Perry, who seems to have lost his Northern Ireland accent, started speaking, the possibilities for the PlayStation 4 where starting to unveil (Gaikai, PS4)

Gimmemorebubblez  +   544d ago
It steals games! No thank you I live in country with enough thieves.

The article headline should be "Gakai is a game changer for the Ps4"
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WeAreLegion  +   543d ago
Lemme guess...

Gimmemorebubblez  +   543d ago
Close, South Africa.
WeAreLegion  +   542d ago
Oh, that's awesome. :)
Shadow Flare  +   544d ago
I watched the conference again a couple hours ago and the gaikai section was absolutely brilliant. Of the whole show, that part was the thing that made me think "this is what's going to be big for the ps4. This is going to be the big thing next gen"

The amount of features and services incorporated with it, the social capabilities and instantaneousness (that's not a word) of the service is ground breaking. Big leap over the current psn.

And this is just the start for gaikai. Who knows how else they can improve the psn in the future. They certainly seem ambitious to say the least. Brilliant move from Sony

Live better step it up a gear if they want to stay relevant
Godchild1020  +   544d ago
I watched the first hour again on my way to work and I can't believe that they started looking into making a new console 2 years after the launch of the PS3. That means they really are listening to developers and taking in the consumer feedback on this one.

I can't for Microsoft's unveiling.
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Shadow Flare  +   544d ago
I don't think that's an uncommon thing, I seem to remember Sony researching the ps3 very early into the ps2's life.

Traditionally a console generation gap for Sony is 6 years until the next console is released. If they start working on the next console 2 years after launch, that leaves 4 years of research which is completely practical

What they said in the conference was that ps3 launched before the whole consumer market changed into consumers that wanted their devices to do everything, like Netflix, iplayer etc. And ps3 had to sort of adapt to that. So in 2008 onwards they were studying consumer trends and deciding how to build the ps4 towards that

Just think, 2 years from now PlayStation 5 will be in the works

How Sony juggled PS2, PS3, PS4, PSP and Vita is beyond me

All Microsoft had to worry about is Xbox 360 and they still screwed their consumers over with a broken console and then it's massive casual focus
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forcefullpower  +   543d ago
Bang on that was what i was really interested in. The backwards compatibility for PS1,2 & 3. But the clincher for me was no downloading demo's but immediate play which means no crappy specially made demo's.

Imagine this service will help in future too as they will never have to worry about adding in BC to any new console. Meaning we get best bang for buck when buying new consoles. Not like this gen when my PS3 was more expensive because of the PS2 hardware in it.
StrongMan  +   543d ago
If MS don't have a cloud gaming feature then they will be severely lacking next gen compared to Sony.
WeAreLegion  +   543d ago
I think they'll have some sort of cloud gaming, but getting a service like Gaikai up and running takes years and tons of experience. That's why Sony bought them. According to Jack Tretton, it saved them TONS of time by leapfrogging with Gaikai. :)

I doubt it will touch Sony's streaming. I mean, PS4 games on my Vita with no LAG?!? Uh...yes, please!
The_Infected  +   543d ago
MS can't even keep cloud storage up and running little own run something like Gaikai.
DivineAssault  +   543d ago
ya they are.. Imagine just bringing your fresh dual shock 4 with you around anywhere u want & just bluetooth it to a smart tv, smart phone, tablet etc & going online n gaming it out anywhere anytime! thats effin amazing! Vita is going to be with me everywhere i go
abzdine  +   543d ago
Gaikai implementation is sick! that's how i always imagined the far future of video games.
lovegames718  +   543d ago
Gakai is one of the strongrst selling points for me. I know everyone dorsnt have fast isps but I have verizon fios 120 Mps downloads kust for gaming so im good.
clintagious650  +   543d ago
Yeah i was really impressed with what sony is trying to do here but what really caught me was how real happy 3rd party devs were because they know sony is a major player in the gaming industry & they listened to what devs wanted and now even blizzard is jumping onboard & thats a shocker. Ps4 looks like it will be a huge success if sony gives it a competitive price. I would not be surprised if the ps2 era restarts again with the ps4.
MasterCornholio  +   543d ago
Im excited to see more from Gaikai but i might not be able to use it due to my crappy internet connection.

Summons75  +   543d ago
Gaikai is only a brillent idea if its free. If I have to rebuy my ps3 games then Sony only proved the reason they don't want backward comparability is because they can scam extra money out of their fans.

Other than this smack to the face ps4 looks great :)
darx  +   543d ago
I am not convinced with cloud gaming. I guess we will have to wait and see.

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